Pleurothallis grayumii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Bogarin and Epidendra Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name Grayum's Pleurothallis [American discoverer of species and with MOBOT current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1000 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with short, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a congested, .2" [5mm] long, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from the ramicaul with imbricating floral bracts.

CAUTION!!!! The photo above is only partially correct in my opinion. It differs from the drawing by Luer in the lip which Luer has as flat back to the hinged basal portion and with a channel towards the tip. In the photo above the channel runs to the base of the lip and there are side lobes towards the rear as well, all other characters are correct, please use with caution.

Synonyms Anathallis grayumii (Luer) Luer 2009; Panmorphia grayumii (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia grayumii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11(2): 78, f. 16. Luer 1996 drawing; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia grayumii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia grayumii drawing fide to drawing photo has lip differences;